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Mary Bridge Children's earns 'Top Children's Hospital' award from The Leapfrog Group

The nationally recognized award acknowledges hospitals for exceptional patient quality and safety.

By Kalyn Kinomoto

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital is one of only 12 children’s hospitals in the nation awarded ‘Top Children’s Hospital’ status today by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. This is the fourth year that Mary Bridge Children’s received this honor. 

The Top Children’s Hospital award for 2022 is tied to achievements in patient safety and quality and is widely acknowledged as one of the great honors American hospitals can receive. 

“Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Network’s goal is to advance as a highly reliable organization, using data to continually improve pediatric care and workflows throughout our system,” said Jeff Poltawsky, president and market leader of Mary Bridge Children’s. “The recognition as Top Children’s Hospital from The Leapfrog Group is a testament to the tireless efforts of our staff and providers in the care they provide to every child and family.”   
The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the Top Hospital award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The Leapfrog Group’s rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology. 
“We are honored to recognize Mary Bridge Children’s as Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Mary Bridge Children’s has demonstrated that they truly put patients first. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible.”   

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category.  

To see the full list of institutions honored as 2022 Top Hospitals, visit